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On behalf of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to welcome you to our website.  Our goal is to provide you with any information you may need about our office as quickly as possible.  To help facilitate this, we have linked this site to our Facebook page so you will find real time news and information.


The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is leading the nation with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy for men and women with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.  We immerse those sentenced here into a 360-hour treatment program designed to help them overcome their underlying trauma or disorder that has led to a life of addiction and crime.  It is truly cutting edge.


In 2016, this Office became one of the first in the nation to offer medically assisted treatment for those suffering from an addiction disorder.  Our goal is to save lives, reduce crime and strengthen families.  I believe our combination of treatment, support and training helps accomplish that.


Although the House of Correction is our primary function, we also support our seniors with an active TRIAD program. We support our schools by training for school lockdowns and active shooters.  We support our local police with a very effective K-9 program and our regional kennel has saved and adopted hundreds of stray dogs.  We are busy.


As you navigate this site, you will see news clippings, videos and lots of information that will help you better understand what we do and how we do it.  Thanks for visiting and remember to always support your local Sheriff!

Fighting the Opioid Crisis

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books.

Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by the brand name Suboxone, is meant to control their heroin cravings and is commonly smuggled into jails and prisons.

“Suboxone for me is literally a Band-Aid,” said inmate George Ballentine, 26, after he completes the carefully regulated ritual that includes crushing up the medication, placing it under the tongue to dissolve for 15 minutes, rinsing and then spitting into a sink. “When you get a cut, what do you do? You put a Band-Aid on until it heals enough to take it off.”

Scenes like this could be the future at more jails and prisons, as resistance from corrections officials long skeptical of the efficacy and high cost of administering opioid addiction medications appears to be loosening.

Some 300 of the nation’s roughly 3,200 or jails and 1,900 prisons now offer some form of addiction medication to select inmates, according U.S. Department of Justice data.

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      TEL: (413) 774-3235

      FAX: (413) 772-1073



      Monday - Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

      P.O. Box 868
      Greenfield, Ma 01302

     160 ELM ST.
      GREENFIELD, MA 01301




Franklin County Sheriff's Office

(Jail & House of Correction)

160 Elm Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Tel: 413-774-4014

Fax: 413-774-3525

160 Elm Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Tel: 413-774-3235

Fax: 413-772-1073

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 868

Greenfield, MA 01302

160 Elm Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Tel: 413-774-4726

Fax: 413-223-8027

10 Sandy Lane

Turners Falls, MA 01376

Tel: 413-676-9182